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Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Sale Pending
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Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Accurate Miniatures Ilyushin IL-2 Single Seat Stormovik - Soviet WWI 'Flying Tank' - Southern Front 1942, 1/48, 3408

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

From 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone Panther - GMSRon Two - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$42   

Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan box art. Unique target drone issue is molded in gloss yellow and clear with special drone decal markings from Navy Guided Missile Service Squadron Two (GMSRon Two). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A / A-37B - USAF 19th TASS 51st TFW or 604th SOS 3rd TFW, 1/72, 513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Blackburn NA-39 Buccaneer - Type Two Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$27   

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Late 1950s Type 2 box issue. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Aurora DeHavilland DH-4 - (DH4), 1/48, 112-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Part of the famous WWI 1/48 scale series of aircraft that Aurora issued starting in 1956. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic, including figures and the ground base with chocks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Besides it's distinguished career in WWI, the DH-4 saw extensive post war service in numerable ways. One of the most interesting was as a United States Post Office air mail service aircraft. The aircraft's likeness even graced an airmail stamp of the time. In about 1925, the Post Office decided to upgrade. The prototype was the Douglas M-1 and an improved version, the M-2, became the next mail carrier. The M-2 is also an Aurora kit in the same scale.

MPC Kingfisher OS2U-1 Profile Series - Lt. JG Burns Truk Rescue April 1944 / Observation Sq 3 USS Mississippi 1941 / Ensign PL Ferber Peleliu Sept 1944 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 2-1106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

1970s issue in the very popular Profile Series. Features markings for all three historical aircraft and can be built with wheels or floats. Lt. JG Burn's aircraft was the one that picked up 9 downed pilots in one day during the famous air raid on Truk Lagoon in April 1944. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pavla Vought F6U-1 Pirate - (F6U1), 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Limited issue multi-media kit. Features injection molded main parts with very fine recessed panel lines, a fret containing many photoetched parts, film instruments and decals for two aircraft (NATC Patuxent River 1950 / VX-3). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$139   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1957 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$145   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Second issue dated 1955; the first issue has same art but kit #P9-98. The box has as-new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals.

ITC Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter and Spad Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The Spad is 1/105 scale and the S-55 is 1/117. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

Academy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - Black Cat, 1/72, 2137

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

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Very nicely model from modern molds and easily one of the finest 1/72 Catalina kits made. Features very fine, all recessed surface detail, nice cockpit and other crew station detail, under-wing bomb load, parts for early or later version, optional retracted or extended wing tip floats, radar and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nitto Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer 'Willow' K5Y1, 1/32, 3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

This kit says "Nitto Kagaku Co. Ltd" on the box side and instructions, but is clearly a reissue by another company judging by the different logo on the box top (May be 'Popye' thanks to Dusty Rhodes). Highly detailed kit with beautifully molded parts that accurately depict fabric covering. Also has real rubber tires and scale wire for rigging. Features detailed engine, full cockpit, two ground crew members and two pilots. Has high-quality paint guide and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pavesi Fiat G-91, 1/82

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Very rare. Pavesi was an Italian confectionery company that in the 1960s managed a series of motorway service stations. They still exist today and are famous for the "Pavesini" Biscuits. In the 1960s Pavesi had an awards program. You could accumulate points for buying certain products, then choose a prize. There were various gadgets, micro-ship models and eventually one series of four scale models. The firm of Plurex, located in Cornaredo (near Milan) was sub-contracted to make these. Plurex was an injection molder but had no experience in plastic modeling. The four Plurex aircraft were based on Airfix models but with certain changes, possibly to avoid copyright issues. They were supposed to be 1/72 scale, but judging from this example, they are only close as this one measures about 1/82. This exact issue was made as an advertisement and promotion for the Pavesi Service Stations, but there was a run of all four aircraft marketed in a transparent plastic bag with a header, exactly like the bagged Revell Air Cadet series and similar to the early Airfix kits. These issues only had the name of the subjects and not the service station and were marketed in various service stations in the Lombardy Region. Thank you to Italian model collector and historian Giampiero Grammatico for the information above! Here are the details of the actual kit pictured. The Italian text on the short box sides says (in English): "The sale of this item is strictly prohibited as part of the special offer. Complete the series of planes a unique offer for 4 perfect scale models." The other three models are A-4D Skyhawk, Mirage IIIC and Mig-21. From actual measurements, this model is very close to 1/82 scale. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, complete landing gear, two wing drop tanks, a clear canopy and complete decals for the box art aircraft. The model has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions (on the back of the box). There is a small piece of paper inside that is in Italian which translates to: "Dear friend, for you an exceptional Pavensi offer; a beautiful Fiat Jet to assemble. Nothing should be missing ... but if you do not find a few pieces in the bag, write to this address: Ditta Plurex Via Monsignore Moneta N. 23, 20010 Cornaradeo"

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Revell Grumman Wildcat F4F-4 - Smithsonian FM-1 Aircraft - (F4F4), 1/32, 4447

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

1986 Smithsonian edition featuring detailed Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine, removable cowl, detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels & prop and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CM BB-38 USS Pennsylvania Dec 7 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$345   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. High quality, high definition resin castings from the older Tom's Modelworks issue. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

CM ACR3 USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$249   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes three frets of PE details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72, 80392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.